Update: I’m sad to at the loss of Rachel Caine, (Roxanne Conrad). She was an amazing soul. She was inspirational, giving to a fault, nurturing and humble. Not once in the whole time I knew her did she mention how she’d battled with cancer. Even when she knew my father passed from the disease, she offered a comforting hand, although she was probably in pain.

I’d email her, send texts, call, sent cards just to let her know she was on my heart. I offered to run errands if needed, but she had such a strong support system, and like I said, she never complained and never asked.  She shared her worry and fear once.

Below is the post originally dated October 2015, about four years before she passed. She will be greatly missed. 

Rachel Caine, Ink and Bone

“Ink and Bone” author, Rachel Caine

She’s one of my favorite authors.  Not just because she’s a gem of a paranormal/ fantasy writer and a fellow Texas author, but she was simply amazing. I first became a fan of hers through her Morganville Vampires novel series.

I remember lurking around her websites a few years ago and watching as Morganville evolved into a successful  Kickstarter campaign and then web series on Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, to DVD, and now streaming via Vimeo. (I just purchased).

Her journey

Watching Rachel’s journey was the bit of “push” that I needed in order to revamp ideas that I had for my own web series. So, I contributed to her Morganville campaign, not only to support her for the above reasons, but Morganville Vampires is a great novel series.  I was also curious about where she would take it in the live-action realm.  Not only did she raise the money, but…well…see for yourself>>Morganville Kickstarter<<.

Wow…$80k.  Not bad Rachel, not bad.  😉

Now Rachel takes us on another series caper called the Great Library. The first book in the series was Ink and Bone (which I’m just now getting on my TBR list for November). And now she has the second installment pending called, Paper and Fire.  Rachel has also contributed to an anthology titled, “Dark Secrets” 

Whew! Does this chick ever take a break?

Learn more about Rachel here, or here, or heck, tweet her when you can.  Then download any of her amazing stories on Amazon, B&N and any online retailer.

rachelcaine-inkboneAbout the Book:

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.

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